The Secret World: A History of Intelligence
The history of espionage goes back a lot farther than modern intelligence agencies. As Christopher Andrew shows in this wonderful work, spies and intelligence gathering are a sold as human civilization. Furthermore, in almost every conflict in world history, the side with better intelligence and spycraft has tended to come out on top. From ancient Rome to the dawn of modern cyber-warfare, this book is informative, witty and brilliantly researched. This fascinating history is simply one of the most entertaining books ever written on the subject.
About the Author
Christopher Andrew is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and former Chair of the Faculty of History at Cambridge University. He is also chair of the British Intelligence Study Group.
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